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With Halloween almost here, the Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween. The rules are the same as last year.  There will be three age categories for stories and drawings: elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).
 

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Monday, Oct. 15.

• All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.

• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.

• Artwork must be original (no tracings).

• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.

• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.


If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Susan Jacobs at sjacobs@scng.com or call 310-543-6110. Local teachers  – current and retired – the Press-Telegram needs your help. If you have interest in being a judge, please let them know.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 9/19/18




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The school district has been informed of an extensive Southern California Edison electrical outage that will take place tonight affecting the main Administration Building at 1515 Hughes Way. This power outage will interrupt all computer and Internet access districtwide on Tuesday, May 22. While power will be restored by the early morning, we anticipate all computer services will be unavailable until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




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These meetings help the school district to strategize programs to support Pacific Islander students.  View the attached flier for details and a schedule of meetings through September.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/25/18




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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/16/18




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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 4/16/18




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Over the past several weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan. Today, we’re providing two draft sections of our full LCAP: “Plan Summary” and “Stakeholder Engagement.” They are available at:

http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/Local_Control/

If you need additional assistance, please contact Parent University at 562-997-8322.

 

Durante las semanas anteriores hemos estado compartiendo aspectos más destacados de nuestro Plan de Responsabilidad y Control Local. Hoy, nosotros estamos compartiendo dos secciones que están en progreso de nuestro Plan completo de Responsabilidad y Control Local.  “Resumen del Plan” y “Participación de los interesados”.  Estos están disponibles en: 

 

http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/Local_Control/

 

Si necesita información adicional, favor de contactar a la Universidad de Padres al 562-997-8322.

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/28/18




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Long Beach will participate in the national March for Our Lives event to end gun violence in America's schools.  The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Bixby Park.

 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/22/18




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Planning for Excellence – LCAP Highlights

 

Dear Friends,

 

Over the past several weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We have distributed the publications Academic ExcellenceBasic Services – A Foundation for Excellence, and A Team Effort – Parents, Students and School. Today we’re providing those documents combined in one convenient publication titled Planning for Excellence. Toward the end of this compilation, you’ll also find an extensive list of family resources to support academic achievement.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.

 

Best regards,
Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Planificación para la Excelencia – Lo Destacado del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

En las últimas semanas, hemos compartido con ustedes algunos puntos destacados del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Hemos distribuido las publicaciones Excelencia AcadémicaServicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia, y Un Esfuerzo en Equipo – Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Escuela.  El día de hoy proporcionamos esos documentos en una publicación titulada Planificación para la Excelencia.  Hacia el final de esta recopilación, usted encontrará una lista extensa de muchos recursos familiares para apoyar el logro académico. 

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”

 

Mis mejores saludos,
Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




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Threat Prevention

 

Hello, Students and Families.

 

As we’ve seen in recent weeks, our schools are not immune to the potential threats that so many other schools nationwide have been dealing with.  We appreciate your heightened awareness of this issue, and we continue to encourage everyone in our school communities to report any suspicious information or activity that could impact school safety.

 

Threats to our schools are not harmless, and they are not funny.  They take valuable resources and time from our school district and the law enforcement agencies who work with us each day to keep our schools safe.  Threats cause anxiety for parents, students and staff, and they can disrupt the important work of teaching and learning.  Students who make threats face consequences that linger long after the threat is made.  We reiterate the Long Beach Police Department’s recent statement about such threats:

 

“The Long Beach Police Department takes all potential threats of violence very seriously and thoroughly investigates all reported incidents,” Chief Robert Luna said. “Making any kind of threat whether in person or online, is illegal and has serious consequences.”

 

Those consequences, as we also have seen in recent weeks, can include suspension, expulsion, arrest and potential prosecution under the law.  Students who make threats, even as a “joke,” can quickly find themselves facing the entire range of these consequences. 

 

We urge parents to discuss this matter with their children.  In light of the senseless loss of lives in recent school shootings nationally, it is completely inappropriate and unacceptable to make threats, even as a “joke.”

 

We have appreciated everyone’s support during this challenging time.  Again, we continue to encourage students, parents and staff to immediately report any information that could impact the safety of others.  With your help, we can continue to provide safe schools and the best possible education for our students.

 

Sincerely,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Prevención de amenazas

 

Hola, estudiantes y familias.

 

Como hemos visto en las últimas semanas, nuestras escuelas no son inmunes a las posibles amenazas que otras escuelas a nivel nacional han estado enfrentando. Agradecemos su intensificada concienciación sobre este problema y seguimos animando a todos dentro de nuestras comunidades escolares a reportar toda información o actividad sospechosa que pudiera afectar la seguridad escolar.

 

Las amenazas a nuestras escuelas no son inocentes y no son graciosas.  Le quitan recursos valiosos y tiempo a nuestro distrito escolar y a las agencias del orden público quienes trabajan con nosotros cada día para mantener nuestras escuelas seguras.  Las amenazas les provocan ansiedad a los padres de familia, los estudiantes y al personal y pueden interrumpir la importante tarea de enseñar y aprender.  Los estudiantes que hacen estas amenazas enfrentan consecuencias que perduran por mucho tiempo después de haberlas hecho.  Reiteramos la reciente declaración del Departamento de Policía de Long Beach sobre estas amenazas:

 

El jefe de policía Robert Luna dijo, “el Departamento de Policía de Long Beach toma muy en serio todas las posibles amenazas de violencia e investiga completamente todos los incidentes reportados.”   “Hacer cualquier tipo de amenaza, ya sea en persona o por internet, es ilegal y tiene consecuencias graves.” 

 

Tales consecuencias, como también hemos visto en las recientes semanas, pueden incluir suspensión, arresto y un posible procesamiento legal.  Los estudiantes que hacen amenazas, aún en forma de “broma,” pueden encontrarse rápidamente enfrentando la gama completa de estas consecuencias. 

 

Instamos a los padres de familia a platicar con sus hijos de este asunto.  A consecuencia de la pérdida sin sentido de vidas en los recientes tiroteos escolares a nivel nacional, es completamente inapropiado e inaceptable hacer estas amenazas, ni siquiera en forma de “broma.”

 

Agradecemos el apoyo de todos durante este tiempo difícil.  Seguimos animando a los estudiantes, los padres de familia y al personal a que reporten inmediatamente cualquier información que pudiera tener un impacto en la seguridad de otras personas.  Con su ayuda, podemos seguir proporcionando escuelas seguras y la mejor educación posible para nuestros estudiantes.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendente Escolar

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/7/18




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A Team Effort – LCAP Highlights

 

Dear Friends,

 

In recent weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We began with the publications titled Academic Excellence and Basic Services – A Foundation for Excellence.  Today we continue our series of highlights with A Team Effort – Parents, Students and School.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control section.

 

We will share additional information on the LCAP in the days ahead.

 

Best regards,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendent of Schools

 

Un Esfuerzo en Equipo (Lo destacado del LCAP)

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

En las últimas semanas, hemos compartido con ustedes algunos puntos destacados del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Empezamos con las publicaciones tituladas Excelencia Académica y Servicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia.  El día de hoy seguimos con nuestra serie de puntos destacados con Un Esfuerzo en Equipo – Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Escuela.

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control.”

 

Compartiremos información adicional sobre el LCAP en los próximos días.

 

Mis mejores deseos,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 3/2/18




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The Long Beach Police Department issued this news release Wednesday evening, Feb. 21 regarding their ongoing work to keep schools safe.

 

This news release also is available at longbeach.gov/police under News & Events, then Press Releases.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/21/18




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From Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser. Learn more.
 

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




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Participants will view and discuss the award-winning film, "Screenagers," which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and the messy struggles over things like social media, cyber bullying, video games and academics.

 

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




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Basic Services -- LCAP Highlights 

 

Dear Friends,

 

Two weeks ago, we began sharing with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We began with a publication titled Academic Excellence.  Today we continue our series of highlights with Basic Services – A Foundation for Excellence.

 

If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.

 

In the coming weeks, we will share additional highlights of the LCAP.

 

Best regards,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools

 

Servicios Básicos -- Lo Destacado del LCAP

 

Estimados Amigos,

 

Hace dos semanas empezamos a compartir con ustedes algunos puntos destacados de nuestro Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Empezamos con una publicación titulada Excelencia Académica.  El día de hoy seguimos con nuestra serie de los aspectos destacados con Servicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia.

 

Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”

 

En las próximas semanas, compartiremos puntos adicionales del LCAP.

 

Mis mejores deseos,

Chris

 

Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar

 

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/15/18




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State law requires all public schools to create a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about your child's school, which includes:

  • School Description and Mission
  • School Programs and Instructional Materials
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Test Results
  • Safety Plan
  • Facilities

We invite you to view the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for your child's school.  You can find your school's SARC here.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/14/18




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The deadline for current fifth grade families to apply for school of choice for sixth grade is 11:59pm, tonight. Late applicants will be considered after all on time applicants have received notice. If you need assistance, please call the Middle School Choice Helpline at (562)997-8159. We will be in the office until 4:30pm, today.

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




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The MS/K-8 Choice Office is aware that there is an error in the program that is locking some students out of selecting electives for each of their choices, and that this is preventing them from completing the application.


Our programming team is working on the issue and we will let you know when it is repaired.

 

The School of Choice application for sixth grade is not decided on a first come, first served basis. Every family that certifies and completes the application by the deadline will be considered on-time. 

 

Thank you for your patience,

Team MS/K-8 Choice

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Posted by: Jenni Brown, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 1/29/18




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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 1/26/18




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Resources for Families Lacking Internet or Computer Access

 

For qualifying families who lack Internet or computer access, the attached flier provides information about low-cost resources that are available.

 

Recursos para las familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora

 

Para familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora, el volante adjunto proporciona información acerca de recursos de bajo costo que están disponibles.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 11/21/17




Audience: Mrs. Martha Oswald, Our School, WRAP, Homepage, Students, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Our School, Students, Staff, Staff, Teachers, Sys Admins, Students, Associates, Parents, Parents, WRAP, Mrs. Martha Oswald, Parents, Mrs. Martha Oswald and All Grades

Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place from Nov.1-8. Please make sure that you have already scheduled a conference with your child's teacher. Also, please remember that during these days students are dismissed at 2:00 pm, and playground closes promptly at 3:00 for all grades from 1-5.

(Kinder will remain on their normal schedules)

Also; school will be closed on

Nov. 10 in honor of Veteran's Day, and Nov. 20-24 due to our Thanksgiving Break.

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Posted by: Martha Oswald
Published: 11/1/17




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Minimum Days Monday and Tuesday Oct. 23 to 24

 

Due to weather forecast in excess of 100 degrees for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23 to 24, schools will be on a minimum day schedule on those days.  If you have questions about exact dismissal times, please check with your school.

 

Días mínimos el lunes y martes, 23 al 24 de octubre

 

De acuerdo al pronóstico de calor de más de 100 grados para el lunes y martes, 23 y 24 de octubre, las escuelas tendrán días escolares cortos esos días.  Si tienen preguntas respecto a los horarios exactos de salida de clases, favor de comunicarse con su escuela.

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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




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The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

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Posted by: Public Information Office, District Admin, Long Beach Unified School District
Published: 9/20/17